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MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
between now and october 14th at midnight. any place you say, governor romney, we'll be there. >> all right. we're going to be holding our breath until october 14th at midnight. linda ellerbee gets tonight's last word. >>> time to attack. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening, everyone. i'm chris matthews from washington. let me start tonight with this. attack. a month now stands between here and election. four weeks to sell the country on the difference between obama and romney on the big issues of our times. time to attack. time to remind voters who rode to the rescue -- who did ride to the rescue of the american auto industry and who stood out there telling it to go bankrupt. time to attack. which candidate fought to get equal pay for equal work for women so no girl in america will ever grow up thinking her time, her sweat is worth less than a boy's? time to attack. which candidate saw 40 million people, uninsured americans, dragging themselves to sit for hours in emergency rooms across the country? he saw it, obama did, and refused to let it stay that way through yet
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
republican party of alabama is why you should vote for mitt romney. undecided ohio voter, meet a busful of alabama republicans. what could possibly go wrong? i wonder if they will have matching hats. that does it for us tonight. now it's time for a special live friday edition of "the last word." have a great night. >> we have hit the point in the election where people begin to lose their minds. the jobless rate fell below 8% in september which is good news for president obama and a new conspiracy theory for some republicans. >> we've had 43 straight months with unemployment above 8%. >> a major victory for president obama. >> the white house got some welcome news. >> the unemployment rate has fallen who its lowest level since i took office. >> this is excellent news. >> it's definitely a good day for the american economy. >> 7.8. >> 7.8. >> there's no way that's right. >> there are some people out here who don't like this number. >> the harsh back and forth. >> over today's jobs reports. >> now we've sea got jobbers. >> business pioneer jack welch calls these numbers into questio
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
highest chance of winning. so much for that debate and so much for romney attacking big bird. thank you for joining me. >> the ed show is up next. >>> the day after. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews back in washington. let me start tonight with two big questions, "hardball" questions if you will. one, why? why did what happened last night happen? why did a president who has proven himself as a policy expert and world class politician let the other guy take charge? because if he can't answer that question, he may be doomed to defeat in the remaining two debates. second big question, can a victory over the facts of last night's debate, what was true and what was not, turn the tables now? can barack obama win by getting out the word he didn't get out last night? and both are big questions tonight that might just decide this presidential election. i'm joined by governor ed rendell and ron reagan, both msnbc analysts. this is a tough blog by a guy who has been very strong for obama over the years. andrew sullivan of the daily beast. he wrote this last night
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
me start with the debate. which of these two guys romney or obama can make the biggest gaffe, who can launch the deadliest zinger? that's the word romney's people. is this the dean martin rose to don rickles, is that the part we're casting here? sorry. i thought it was president of the united states. the person who will lead the west, lift this country up from long economic struggle, take us to a stronger, fair american future. i'm looking for the big thought tonight, the fresh, crisp, candid thinking that is the very essence of any set of solutions we can come up with. a fear a sling shot war, pestering salvos, crating bites for the next tv ads, words to be packaged and pitched out to us as examples of spontaneous vision and uncanny wisdom. i'm looking for the real thing. smart calls to action by someone who knows his number one job is simply to tell us what needs to be done. i'm joined by former white house press sect dedee dee myers and howard fineman. >> assume you're mitt romney and you have had a terrible summer, september and august, all the way through. you boopted it in l
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 2:00pm PDT
to sell the country on the difference between obama and romney on the big issues of our times. time to attack. time to remind voters who rode to the rescue -- who did ride to the rescue of the american auto industry and who stood out there telling it to go bankrupt. time to attack. which candidate fought to get equal pay for equal work for women so no girl in america will ever grow up thinking her time, her sweat is worth less than a boy's? time to attack. which candidate saw 40 million people uninsured americans dragging themselves to sit for hours in emergency rooms across the country? he saw it, obama did, and refused to let it stay that way through yet another presidency. mitt romney saw the way things were and said he wants to keep things that way. if you don't have shoorns, tough. go get a seat with the other victims and moochers. well, this is where romney's vulnerable, where obama can come charging from his ground of strength. now is the time. romney taken to task for his positions so far from the american mainstream. i'm joined by democrat strategist bob shrum and former ch
MSNBC
Oct 16, 2012 4:00pm PDT
voting group could peel away and mitt romney can get it. here's what we saw after the first debate. mitt romney's favorable rating went up with suburban women. his handling of the economy went up with suburban women. the only thing that didn't move enough was the ballot test. i think that's what you'll hear a lot tonight. you'll hear mitt romney trying to target these folks. not talking about social issues. you're going to hear the president, i think, try to bring this up in a way, because they believe this is their trump card into colorado, their trump card into virginia, their trump card in some of these suburban areas. you're right, they didn't bring it up a lot, although joe biden did. it's the one opening they thought biden exposed against paul ryan late in that debate. >> yeah, that was sort of -- it was done by his pushiness, if you will. biden kept pushing, pushing, until finally paul ryan broke and said what he really believed. a theocratic argument f you believe it morally you have to enforce it. which offends those in the middle and the left. howard, you heard something about
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
often are on mitt romney's side say they benefit from his administration. even the corporations have to stand up and them what we already know, he's a big liar. >> there's a limit even for them. ari melber gets tonight's last word. "the ed show" is up next. up next, "hardball with chris matthews." >>> good government, good politics. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this, i can't think of a better job than helping the american people defend themselves. fortunately for president obama, that's his job this week. he signed up for it, and now it needs doing. there's no walking away from it, nothing that takes precedence over putting his head and heart into ensuring the absolute best of his ability that people in the northeast part of the country recover and begin to reconstruct from this natural emergency that's come down on it, and every second this president applies himself, the most he must hope that the electoral momentum will shift in his direction because these several days will test if the president shares
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
you when they are president. i have to ask you, are you calling mitt romney a liar? >> yes. >> in this regard, mitt romney may not be the chief of sinners, but he is the liar in chief. thank you so much for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> second quarter. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with the debates. last week's and this week's. last week's got a lot of harsh commentary and a lot of satire, including this from "saturday night live." >> joining us from outside the university of colorado where he is has refused to eat, shower or sleep, since the debate, chris matthews. >> what the hell happened? i want answers! >> is that me? anyway, so that's the battle. the war continues. there are two kinds of success winston churchill once said, initial and ultimate. the presidential candidate who comes out on top of all four of these debates including the 1r79al debate will be the one who impress it's the american people with one message, that he can take us to a better place, he can deliver us from the economy
MSNBC
Oct 17, 2012 4:00pm PDT
attack, finishing strong with a homer in the ninth when mitt romney was foolish enough to throw that 10 0% line high and down the middle. obama swung for the fences and ended the night with his best of the night. but this battle is just getting serious. obama got beaten and came back to win but these are battles, the war rages right now. only one man with the power to swing it around. he needs to tell us, that's the president, where he's taking us economically, he need to lay out the highway to the future and lay it out in the real terrain of the past four years. that's part of it. saying where he's taking us. he also needs to say where the other guy would. i love what he said about romney last night having a one-point plan, that being to give big tax breaks, even more tax breaks to the people at the top. to dump on the 47% he said he's not going to bother with. we've got to finish what we started in 2008. you don't want to invest in that sketchy deal. >> we're back now. howard and john, let's try to do this straight up right now without any part tinship. someone who let's you k
MSNBC
Oct 17, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the other guy would. i love what he said about romney last night having a one-point plan, that being to give big tax breaks, even more tax breaks to the people at the top. to dump on the 47% he said he's not going to bother with. we've got to finish what we started in 2008. you don't want to invest in that sketchy deal. >> so let's recap what we learned last night. his tax plan doesn't add up. his jobs plan doesn't create jobs. his deficit reduction plan adds to the deficit. we've been there. we've tried that. we're not going back. we're moving forward. that's why i need your vote. we've got to finish what we started in 2008. electoral college is closer than it was a few weeks ago. the battleground states look the same. i think a couple more than there were. i think it hangs in the balance. i think that the president dug himself out of the hole he was in last night, but he is hardly home free. neither for that matter is mitt romney. i think what the candidates say, directed especially at women, undecided women voters who were the focus last night, chris, is going to make all th
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
us from the economy we all inherited from george w. bush to something better. romney came out best in the first debate because he denied the path he has chosen, denied the big tax cut from 35% down to 28% for people at the top bracket. the all-out elimination of the estate tax, the big-time cut in the corporate rate. he denied his plan to eliminate medicare, denied he would kill coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. he got away without bothering to deny his plan to let the automobile industry to go bankrupt and to dump 40 million people to wait in the emergency room. let's look at some of the latest polling in the wake of wednesday's debate. this afternoon pew released a poll that showed a dramatic shift toward romney. this poll covers the four days since the debate, and it has romney pulling even with president obama among registered voters, 46% even. four weeks ago pew had obama up by nine among registered voters, so this has been a huge shift in the pew poll. the move in the pew poll towards romney is greater among likely voters. romney is surging ahead to 49%. four w
MSNBC
Oct 24, 2012 2:00am EDT
stuff that makes the future more dangerous. romney, well, clearly he's in debt to the hawks, the neoconservatives who write the stuff we heard last night, this talk of accusing the president of iran of genocide for the things he said about israel. it's purely political stuff. that and what he said about russia being our number one enemy in the world today. all this old cold war stuff. what's beneath it? who knows. what we do know is he feels the need to wear that neocon suit. will he rip it off if elected? why would anyone think that? he spoke about wanting a peaceful planet. talk about learning a dance for the occasion. john heilemann and ron reagan join us. mitt has a tendency to assume whatever political profile he thought would best help him win. in 2007 facing a relatively moderate john mccain and rudy giuliani, he tacked to the hard right. everything could always be tweaked, reshaped, fixed, addressed said one former aide describing his outlook. saying it was foreign to him on policy issues that core principles mattered, that somebody would go back and say, well, three year
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 4:00pm PDT
right now. >>> romney's flipped again. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening i'm chris matthews in new york. we have a failure to communicate, that's what the chain gang said in "cool hand luke" when somebody broke the rules. when is mitt romney going to tell us what he really thinks, really beliefs, thinks voters have a right to know about what he does if he gets into the white house? will he let people languish in the emergency room, all 40 million of the uninsured, which is his official position, or is he going to do something nice for those people? will he push the right wing agenda on abortion rights, dumping planned parenthood funding, picking right wing judges for the supreme court or do what he said yesterday, nothing, nothing at all. have you nothing to fear. nothing at all, he said. i don't think romney wants anybody to know what his plans are. he wants to keep the middle calmly believing he doesn't intend to do any of that mean stuff he promises to do when he sits down with the right wing folks on whom he said is hard. joining me is michele richards now volunteering for
MSNBC
Oct 23, 2012 4:00pm PDT
romney doesn't mean what he says. and that should concern any voter. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> the hawk goes lovey-dovey. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews back in washington. let me start with this tonight. i suppose when you take it all in, the three debates, all that came before it, it comes down to what kind of a president do you want? obama's a man of the world. he respects other countries, accepts the fact we are, we americans, part of this planet. maybe the best part. but we share the world, and we better be a smart, just, and competent citizen in it. we need to take the long view of our interests and use our influence when we can but also avoid stuff that makes the future more dangerous. romney, well, clearly he's in debt to the hawks, the neoconservatives who write the stuff we heard last night, this talk of accusing the president of iran of genocide for the things he said about israel. it's purely political stuff. that and what he said about russia being our number one enemy in the world today. a
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
did, and refused to let it stay that way through yet another presidency. mitt romney saw the way things were and said he wants to keep things that way. if you don't have insurance, tough. go get a seat with the other victims and moochers. he called them. well, this is where romney's vulnerable, where obama can come charging from his ground of strength. now is the time. for romney to take positions. i'm joined by democrat strategist bob shrum and former chair of the rnc michael steele. gentlemen, as i said, it's time for president obama to attack. you first, bob shrum. first the bugle call. >> you sound like jim cramer. [ laughter ] >> we're both from philly. seriously, though, my argument is here -- you can say what you want, from this [ muted ] where we go and focus on the big issues that separate these two candidates. your thoughts, bob shrum? that first debate was toesed to be about domestic issues. none of those issues came up. i think in the next debate, in the town hall format, the president has to make sure they're front and center. it's about what's said day after day aft
MSNBC
Oct 15, 2012 4:00pm PDT
day. i said as soon as the debate was over that mitt romney was lying. but more importantly, if the republicans and the right wing has to bring you out, who disrespected the joint sessions of congress and the president, it says more about them than those that question the candidate for president. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> d-day minus one. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. this campaign today for president floats on a knife edge. the balance between americans who say yes to the achievements of president obama and those backing romney is that fine, that delicate. recent polling shows the difference in popular backing for what obama has done, the saving of the auto industry, the rescue of the u.s. economy itself, the killing of bin laden, health care for working americans, against what romney is offering is roughly zero. as i said, it's that close. so tonight we look at how obama can regain the lead. is it with a populist message, a challenge to romney's politics, of, by, a
MSNBC
Oct 25, 2012 2:00pm PDT
linking mitt romney to richard mourdock. that's the guy from -- what's that state, wisconsin, indiana, including on jay leno last night. let's listen to the president. >> i don't know how these guys come up with these ideas. let me make a very simple proposition. rape is rape. it is a crime. the second thing that's underscored though is this is exactly why you don't want a bunch of politicians, mostly male, making decisions about women's health care decisions. >> well, that went over pretty well out there. that's nonport san crowd generally. the president went further pointing out the next president's influence over the supreme court is going to be enormous. we have a lot of older justices. let's listen. >> you've got a supreme court that, you know, typically a president is going to have probably another couple of appointments during the course of his term, and roe vor sus wade is probably hanging in the balance. >>ed to at a rally in tampa, florida, the president alluded to mourdock when he laid out the stakes for women in this election. let's listen here. >> by the way, while we're
MSNBC
Oct 24, 2012 7:00pm EDT
attacks continue. now a close romney ally in indiana put out word he would criminalize abortion even if the woman was raped. it's headed for the white house, people were scoffed when rick santorum pushed the contraception and now republicans are pushing a measure to let bosses deny coverage for birth control simply by saying they don't believe in it. bosses get to decide, all this from a party that wants to dismember medicare, erase health care and kill the effort for better education. romney is right it's not about big bird. it's the nose brained campaigns they're running on. joining me is gwen moore and howard fineman. richard mourdock answered a question submitted about i a voter about his position on abortion. let's listen. >> you know this is that issue that every candidate for federal or state office faces and i, too, certainly stand for life. i know there are some who disagree and i respect their point of view but i believe life begins at conception. the only exception i have to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. i just, i struggled with it myself for a l
MSNBC
Oct 26, 2012 2:00am EDT
next four or eight years. the obama campaign has a new web video out that extends the romney mourdock link to paul ryan. before he joined the ticket, his position lines up with murdoch. look at this research. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> when it comes to rape, should it be legal for a woman to be able to get an abortion if she's -- >> i'm very proud of my pro-life record, and i have also adopted the idea, the position, that the method of conception doesn't change the definition of life. >> and the liberal group moveon.org will not let the mourdock collection be forgotten. look at that sign over there. you can't see it from here, but there's a banner -- i love these airplane signs, romney's gop, wrong on rape and women. terry, this -- i don't know where to start except i don't like comparing anything to sharia, but there's something about this theocratic notion that we're going to apply all our religious training and turn it into law and turn it into criminalization, and it's not quite like stoning, bu
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 2:00pm PDT
of the national health insurance program, governor romney said this week again he would dump obama's health care plan and send the 40 million suddenly uninsured into the emergency room letting them sit there. the romney/ryan team has other plans in place of medicare which covers people who have retired, it would offer them vouchers. vouchers. imagine some 80-year-old to get on that bus somewhere and go try to find someone to sell them a health insurance policy. good luck, granny. that's not the whole of it. listen to romney when you're not supposed to be listen pentagon the best time to listen to him is when he doesn't think you're listening. saying they have simply failed to take personal responsibility for their lives. nice talk. listen to romney say out loud if you have a pre-existing medical condition and don't have insurance, well, that's your problem because that was your decision. that's how he talks. the same with the automobile industry. romney -- obama stuck his neck out to rescue it for all kinds of good reasons. his challenger said let it take bankruptcy. these ar
MSNBC
Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. i don't want to bring a lot of numbers in. is there a drift, a turn, is it moving towards romney clearly ever since that first debate? is that a safe assessment or is it not? >> i think itoved clearly in romney's direction. i think it is now sort of sitting there. the question is does he still have a little momentum or did the president stop him? and, you know, that's -- >> so that's -- a little more momentum left but he gained ground. >> he gained a lot of groun. this is a coin flip race. it's about whether mitt romney can break through in the three midwestern states, ohio, iowa, and wisconsin. it's the only way the math works. >> you're imploying it's going to be so close in the popular vote that these electoral decisions are going to really matter. >> i think they absolutely are going to matter. >> there's not going to be -- >> colorado and virginia -- >> you don't see a national mandate crossing the country -- >> not right now. i am still a believer that it's still possible. >> i think it's still possible. >> what do you think -- do you agree with him it basically moved a big
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm PDT
and given his father's example, mitt romney really, really should have known better. thanks so much for being with us today and all week. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> 7.8% jobless number. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with the good news on the unemployment front, getting the jobless number down to 7.8% a month before the election could be the upbeat news to give this president the kind of big-time bounce he needs. since the campaign began we've known the power of the unemployment figure. now we have the number itself. plus, the good news about the last two months, it's clear that the economy created more jobs than previously estimated. there are some people out there who don't like this number, don't like it at all, and leading the band is the legender ceo of general electric, jack welch, who joins us right now. jack, you made a lot of news today. here is the tweet you put out this morning. unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. and i'm just wondering,
MSNBC
Oct 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT
mitt romney apparently never visited. anyway, it's not that funny. romney would make abortion effectively a criminal act. if you believe the platform he's running on, the running mate he's chosen, the words he's spoken about outlawing abortion, the judges he wants to put on the supreme court. do you know what's cooking here? it's not daddy coming home early for supper. mr. job creator is coming over to boss you around just like he did to jim lehrer and tried to do to candy crowley. he's the big shot who wants to tell what you birth control coverage you can get at work and what you can do with your body. he's got plans for you, and you owe it to yourself to know them. with me is activist lilly ledbetter and jane walsh, whose new book is "what's the matter with white people." thank you for coming on the program tonight. it really has come down to the strange way in which mitt romney speaks, how he speaks almost in a 1950s pre-"mad men" era, if you will, about men and women in the workplace. >> that's right. and he's scaring me to death. it scares me for my family, my neighbors,
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
? because he clearly thinks it might be. >> not only that, the romney campaign believes that it might be. they wouldn't have canceled their events and said, we're going to see this turf. we're not going to try to compete on this front. we're not going to try to have competing events or look tone deaf, try to isolate a couple of days and hope that you can get back on the campaign trail. the fact of the matter is, there's no party of this -- this race is frozen in place like this. >> yes. >> any professional that looks at this realizes that's a great way of doing it. the caution flag is out and everybody is sort of doing their laps in place and when the green flag comes down, there will be a quick sprint but i think the tone will change and i don't think this helps -- it certainly -- it hurts romney in two ways. one, the romney has got a job to do. mitt romney has nothing to do during this crisis. the president has stuff he can do. that's number one. and, second, if romney felt as if momentum was starting to take hold here and he had this opportunity to start talking about minnesota, al
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
process matters. which is why last night's debate was so important when mitt romney stood there talking about states' rights. states' rights is what was fought against to get the voting rights in '65 where alabama wanted the right to determine who would vote and how. we need a strong national government to support strong american people. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> the day after. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews back in washington. let me start tonight with two big questions, "hardball" questions if you will. one, why? why did what happened last night happen? why did a president who has proven himself as a policy expert and world class politician let the other guy take charge? because if he can't answer that question, he may be doomed to defeat in the remaining two debates. second big question, can a victory over the facts of last night's debate, what was true and what was not, turn the tables now? can barack obama win by getting out the word he didn't get out last night? and both are big questions tonight
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 1:00am EDT
. >> mitt romney also campaigning in virginia. not as impressed. >> we don't have to stay in the path we've been on. we can do better. there was a report that just came out this morning on job creation this last month. there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month. and the unemployment rate as you know this year has come down very slowly, but it's come down nonetheless. the reason it's come down this year is prime rarely due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> what mitt romney is getting at there, when you look at a report like this where the unemployment rate is dropping but there aren't that many new jobs, you worry immediately that you're seeing a kind of trick. in particular, you worry that the unemployment rate dropped because discouraged workers gave up and they stopped looking. that did not happen this month. the number of people participating in the labor force went up, which means the rate didn't drop because there are fewer people looking for work. average hourly earnings also increased and here's the bad news, though, about
MSNBC
Oct 22, 2012 7:00pm EDT
raton, florida, site of the third presidential debate in florida. romney war. when i hear mitt romney speak about foreign policy, it's always toughness. when i hear we've got to get tough, i hear war. surrounded as he is by the same people, i feel war presence is even stronger. and in iraq and afghanistan, do we now want another war and a more islamic country. the implication is that we can commit an all out act of war for actually using the word war. we can attack the nuclear sites and they say uncle and that's the end of it. they won't do anything and if only one or two big ones were left, we could still hit new york, an awful lot of people would be wiped out. consequences, understanding the consequences. that's what foreign policy is all about. war is not a policy. it's a declaration of failure. we have no idea what they plan to do and unleash on gaza, forcing others to knockout the rocket sites in both lands killing any number of civilians. and where would we be then? mr. romney's performance in foreign affairs from clumsy trip to europe where he managed to insult our hosts from t
MSNBC
Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
third and final presidential debate. let me start tonight with this. romney, wash. when i hear mitt romney speak about foreign policy, it's always toughness. when i hear bewe got to get tough, i hear war. surrounded as he is by the same people who were w's advisers, i feel his presence even stronger. war. does america want a war? in recent years we have had wars going on in iraq and afghanistan. do we now want another one with a far more powerful, more modern islamic country? the implication for romney's tough talk in iran is we can commit an act of out and out war against that country without using the ward wor. we attack their nuclear sites, they say urngcle, and that's the end of it. that's where people like general kour tis le may said 50 years ago during the cuban missile crisis. just knock out the soviet missiles in cuba. they won't do nothing. nikita khrushchev had plans to hit new york and said to. quote, i knew the united states could knock out some of our missiles even if only one or two big ones were left, we could still hit new york. an awful lot of people would have bee
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 2:00am EDT
to deal with the after-effects of sandy. we had originally heard that mitt romney would not be campaigning. now he will be holding an event in ohio, which they are calling storm relief event. i don't have any much further details on that. but, again, obviously this has taken not just a toll in terms of lives, in terms of costs of lost businesses, of the damage that has been done, but there are these huge political implications a week before the election a lot of early voting going on across the country, so that's something else that we'll get evaluated as this day goes on. let's talk a little about connecticut. this is a state that has lost 600,000 -- has left 600,000 utility customers in the dark. much of the coastline has been hit very hard. there are towns that are underwater. reporter jeff stecker from nbc station wvit in old saber, connecticut, gave us this update a short time ago. >> reporter: where we're standing right now is about to my upper thighs and water so it's receded. that was the big problem. behind me some guys are checking on a building here that fronts right
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 2:00pm PDT
overtly political question about mitt romney. let's take a listen. >> is there any possibility that governor romney may go to new jersey to tour some of the damage with you? >> i have no idea nor am i the least bit concerned or interested. >> right. >> i have a job to do here in new jersey. i have got 2.4 million people out of power. i have got devastation on the shore. i have got floods in the northern part of my state. if you think right now i give a damn about presidential politics, then you don't know me. >> let's talk about that, chuck, and i do believe it. you know, i have been having a big -- we had a big production meeting today talking about the motives that move people. it's always complicated. when you're in war you worry about your buddies and getting through the night achieving your mission. there may be medals down the road but they're not on your mind certainly i can imagine. any political medal it's will have to come as afterthoughts. that's my thinking. i am not a 23450i eve person. i think they're doing their jobs. your thoughts. >> i do, too. new jersey, this is a
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